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Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)

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“Yabusame” riding a running horseback and shooting arrows will be held at Sumida Park

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“Yabusame” (Horseback archery) which was held as a New Year event of Asakusa Shrine in the Edo period was revived and is now held in Sumida Park.

The archer wears a hunting clothes and shoots the arrows while riding on the running horse is brave and powerful.

In addition, another place in the park “Kusajishi” (Grass deer archery ceremony) will be held. Kusajishi is held to reenact the old-time archery training to aim at deer-shaped targets made of grass.


Event Name Asakusa Yabusame (Horseback archery)
Venue 【Yabusame】Sumida Park Special Site (near Kototoi Bridge)
【Kusajishi】Sumida Park Sanyabori Square
Dates April 18, 2020
Note “Yabusame” venue is expected to be extremely crowded, and admission control and entrance restrictions may be implemented.
If you purchase an viewing ticket in advance, you can see “Yabusame” nearby.
Open Hours 【Kusajishi】 11:45 – 12:45
【Yabusame】 13:00 – 14:30
Admission 【Yabusame】 Bleachers 1 seat 3,000 yen *advance tickets
【Kusajishi】 viewing free
Address 2-1-13 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5246-1447

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